Think How Much Smarter Your Car Will Be In A Few Years

Did you ever stop to think how smart your car is?
The new Ford Focus, for example, has more than 145 actuators, 4,716 signals, and 74 sensors β€” radar, sonar, cameras, accelerometers, temperature and even rain sensors β€” that produce more than 25 gigabytes of data per hour. That data is analyzed by more than 70 on-board computers. The actuators combined with signal information from the sensors can alert the driver to potential dangers, and help with things like parking or staying within highway lane markings.